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Saturday 18 November 2017
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Villagers oppose land acquisition for Kiratpur-Manali super expressway

As the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has initiated the process to acquire land adjoining the NH-21 for the constructing of a four-lane Kiratpur-Manali super expressway, residents of several areas have expressed their displeasure over the acquisition of fertile land and houses for this project.

Residents of several villages from Nauni to Barmana and those belonging to Kannaid and Bhour have filed their objections, apprehending disturbance to their life and property.

The four-lane super expressway from Kiratpur to Manali is being developed on the existing NH-21. For widening the highway, land adjoining the existing highway is being acquired and some habitats are likely to be disturbed. The residents of these areas are demanding a flyover in the Bilaspur area for the highway to exclude this area from inclusion in the expressway project.

Similarly, residents of Bhour, Kannaid and other villages along the existing NH-21 have demanded a bypass from Naulakha to Dadaur to exclude the villages from this project.

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